2020 Sopwith Motorsports Racing Schedule Announced

Indianapolis-based Sopwith Motorsports has released its competition schedule for team driver Stephen Cox in the upcoming 2020 motor racing campaign, featuring 21 events in eight states spanning nearly 5,000 miles of travel. The season begins with a return visit to Bowling Green’s NCM Motorsports Park, where Cox’s team finished third in last year’s 8-hour endurance event. Five races in the month of May include the legendary courses at Road America and Watkins Glen, followed by Cox’s first appearance in Michigan’s Grattan 8 Hour Endurance race. June will mark Cox’s first appearance at Gingerman Raceway since 2015 when his team won Read More

Rally North America, Season 2, Premiers Jan 6th

. The second season of MavTV’s Rally North America premiers on the automotive sports network on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:00 pm Eastern. The season features six new episodes produced by Sopwith Motorsports Television Productions, following the sold-out rally across the most scenic routes in the eastern United States from Pennsylvania to Maine. Rally North America is a scavenger hunt road rally taking place in daily stages. Participants are awarded points based on navigation, timing and scavenger hunting success. The rally also serves as a sight-seeing expedition to some of the country’s most famous historical landmarks. MavTV viewers will Read More

Rebuilding My Totally-Not-Collectible Mustang, Part 6

The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Porsche Legend: The Penske L&M Porsche That Made Racing History” You know, if Fox body Mustangs keep soaring in value I may have to rename this series of articles. And that would be a good thing. My 1980 base model Mustang was originally equipped with a 2.3 liter, four cylinder engine, manual four-speed transmission, 13-inch wheels and a 7.5-inch rear end with a 2:73 open differential. Not exactly a performance monster, but in its defense, the car has traveled over a quarter of a million miles with nary a complaint and has been Read More

How To Commission a Painting of Your Classic Car (or Motorcycle)

— The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Porsche Legend: The Penske L&M Porsche That Made Racing History” Every time I attend a car show, I marvel at the paintings of classic cars in the vendor booths. It never really occurred to me that many of those cars must be based in reality – that they must actually belong to somebody, somewhere. I didn’t realize that there’s an entire cottage industry devoted to creating magnificent artwork on classic vehicles. Who knew? I certainly didn’t until a buddy of mine (who happens to be a professional artist) asked me if I’d Read More

More Short Track Racing. Less Money. 

The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Corvette Miracle: The 1970 24 Hours of Daytona”   This car was mean-looking and low slung. The roofline didn’t rise any higher than a Lamborghini. The tires were huge; the widest I’d seen since the last time I was in a sprint car. Maybe that’s why my neck started to ache halfway through the race. The cornering speed of this car was amazing.  My car owner, Dan Merservey Sr., just kept asking, “Stephen, are you having fun?” Heck, yes. Just standing beside it was fun. Actually driving it was euphoric.  New England’s Pro-4 Read More

GREAT DRIVES: Lincoln Park Speedway 1985

. The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Porsche Legend: The Penske L&M Porsche That Made Racing History” It was the late summer of 1985. Huey Lewis and the News topped the charts with “The Power of Love.” The epic sci-fi classic, “Back to the Future” was number one at the box office. Central Indiana weather was blazing hot. We had no money and we knew absolutely nothing about auto racing. Our team consisted of three people. My 46-year-old father, Nelson, my sister, Dory, and me. We had purchased a beat up 1968 Chevelle for $250 and took turns driving Read More

4th Place Finish for Stephen Cox at Midvale Speedway

Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox returned to Ohio’s Midvale Speedway for the first time in two years on Saturday night. In his first outing with a new car, new team and a new pit crew, the STA-BIL Brand Fuel Stabilizer #21 was able to run solidly in the top five all night. The Super Cup Stock Car Series made its annual visit to Midvale on August 10th, holding two 50-lap headline events. Crew chief Ben Ebeling and mechanic Dylan Mays wrenched on the car throughout practice and Cox, Midvale’s former track record holder, was able to nail down the fourth Read More

Return to Midvale for Former Track Record Holder Stephen Cox

When the green flag drops on the “My Water Doctor Night at the Races” this Saturday evening at Ohio’s Midvale Speedway, Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox will be looking for his second win at the facility. The final Northern Division round of the Super Cup Stock Car Series features twin 50-lap main events to be recorded for broadcast on the MavTV television network. Cox’s most recent start at the track came in June 2017. He jumped into his teammate’s car after Cox’s primary machine was sidelined with a broken rear end, starting dead last in the field and charging to Read More

Stephen Cox Knocked Out of Pro-4 Jim Darlington Memorial Race

Manchester, New Hampshire – Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox was running in fifth position halfway through Sunday’s 35-lap Pro-4 Modified Series Jim Darlington Memorial when he was caught up in a multi-car incident that ended his day.  Driving for veteran team owner Dan Meservey, Sr., this was Cox’s first time behind the wheel of a Pro-4 modified and his first time at New Hampshire’s Hudson International Speedway. After finishing fourth in the qualifying race, Cox started the main event inside Row 3.  “I missed a shift on the start, which was totally my fault,” Cox said. “That dropped me eight Read More

Sopwith TV Brings 2nd Season of Rally North America to MavTV

Rally North America returns to MavTV this winter for its second season on the motorsports network. Rally North America is an automotive travel company that organizes an automotive scavenger hunt style rally event and an automotive driving tour, both focused on driving for a cause. Rally North America events have raised over one million dollars for charity since the first event in 2009. The 2019 rally begins July 8 in Erie, PA and travels east through the New England states, stopping at historical and tourist sites along the route before ending in Maine on July 11. Eighty-five teams will compete for the 2019 title. Nearly Read More